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for a washington think tank for a government think tank to evaluate the anti prove vert programs. his ground breaking research transformed him from a liberal to a libertarian and helped transform the nation's welfare policy as well. >> was there a eureka moment during your research? >> there was. i came across a source which calculated the poverty rates back to world war ii. the poverty rate had been going down even faster before the war on poverty. that was the moment i said, oh, it is only after the war on poverty was a few years along that we stopped making progress. >> it slowed. >> it stopped. >> murray's landmark 1984 book "losing ground" not only included the war on poverty failed to help people out of po vert but it had devastating consequences for an under class stopped in a culture of dependancy. >> your findings were controversial? >> very much so. their conventional wisdom now. >> they were conventional wisdom by the early 1990s. >> when you can you must work because welfare should be a second chance not a way of life. >> by 1996 a republican congress passed and the democratic pr
for a washington think tank with a government contract to evaluate the effectiveness of the great society anti-poverty's program. his ground breaking research transformed him from a liberal to a libertarian and helped transform the nation's welfare policy as well. >> was there a eureka moment during your research? >> there was. i came across a source which had calculated the poverty rate back to world war ii, and the poverty rate had been going down even faster before the war on poverty. and that was the moment i said, oh, it's only after the war on poverty was a few years along that we stopped making progress. >> it slowed. >> it stopped. >> murray's land 1984 book called losing ground, it shows that the program had devastating consequences. >> your findings were controversial. >> very much so. they are conventional wisdom now. they were conventional wisdom by the early 1990s. >> when you can, you should work, welfare should be a second chance, not a way of life. >> by 1996 a republican congress passed and the democratic president signed a welfare reform bill. in the years since, that law has
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